Dr Jane Hindley

School of Philosophy and Art History
PhD Supervisor
Essex Business School
Dr Jane Hindley
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    +44 (0) 1206 873092

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    6.127, Colchester Campus



Jane is a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre. She is a comparative political sociologist and a member of the Red-Green Study Group, UK. She has held fellowships at the Centro de Investigacción e Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social in Mexico City; the US-Mexico Centre at the University of California-San Diego; and has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Gender Studies, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. Jane has taught a wide range of courses on the environment, gender and global change, as well as ethnographic and qualitative research methods and the history of ideas. Her research and publications have focused on social movements, the environment and political change in the UK, Taiwan and Mexico. Her current interests include: • Ecological literacy, sustainable practices/ grassroots initiatives/futures. • Progressive pedagogies and public engagement/education for sustainability in the context of neoliberal hegemony and climate change.


  • PhD Government University of Essex, (1997)

  • MA Sociology (pasante) Universidad de Guadalajara, (1992)

  • BSc Anthropology University College London, (1986)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex (2008 - present)

  • Co-ordinator, Summer School in Sustainable Practice, Centre for Environment and Society/ Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex (6/2017 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture (CS101)

  • Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action (CS200)

  • The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment (CS201)

  • Doing Interdisciplinary Research for a BA Dissertation: Approaches, Methods, Practice (CS241)

  • Community Engagement: Group Projects (CS300)

  • Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism Capstone (CS301)

  • Skills for University Studies (CS711)

  • Beyond the BA: Skills for the Next Step (CS712)

  • Final Year Dissertation (CS831)

Previous supervision

Tamas Lestar
Tamas Lestar
Thesis title: Spiritual Agency and Sustainability Transitions. Exploring Food Practices in Three Hare Krishna Eco-Communities.
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/6/2018
David Jonathan Watson
David Jonathan Watson
Thesis title: Well-Being in Community Food Organisations: Responding to Alienation in the Food System
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/2/2017
Lauren Amber Holly Crabb
Lauren Amber Holly Crabb
Thesis title: Elites and Carbon-Offsetting in Brazil: A Critique of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Matto Grosso
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/12/2016


Journal articles (1)

Hindley, J., (2001). Beyond the Stereotypes: Transgressive Desires and Male Homosexualities in Latin America. Sexualities. 4 (1), 116-121

Book chapters (1)

Hindley, J., (2015). Promoting Home Energy Retrofitting to Combat Climate Change: The Case of Bristol Green Doors. In: Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Editors: Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-81285-6

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